Class Assignment (Bishop Museum)
worth 10 points
We will visit on Friday, March 1, 2013 as a class. Meet at the front entrance between 12:00-12:15 p.m. Pre-pay your $9.95 in cash to the instructor by Wednesday, February 27th. While you do have until March 15th to visit on your own (see note below*), we need at least 10 students to visit on March 1st to secure the $9.95 group rate.
Please answer the following question:
How has experiencing oral storytelling, learning about Polynesian navigation, and viewing the artifacts of the native Hawaiians and Japanese immigrants helped you to better understand the topics of our course? Give at least three examples. Due March 18th.
To help you with the above question, you should view artifacts in Hawaiian Hall, including the Manu’unu’u Ka Welolani (The Chiefly Cultures of Polynesia) exhibit, attend both the oral tradition and planetarium show presentations, and view the Tradition and Transition: Stories of Hawaii's Immigrants exhibit in Castle Hall's second floor.
12:30 Wao Kanaka: Where People Live
Self-guided tour of Hawaiian Hall’s second floor. Explore daily life for ancient Hawaiians and their connection with the land as well as learn about how the ahupua‘a system was utilized. You may join the open-to-the-public tour only if there is space available.
1:00 Ola Na Mo‘olelo: Oral Traditions (Hawaiian Hall Atrium)
Experience a dramatic presentation that brings the Museum’s collections to life.
It will be pau around 1:20 and you have to go directly to the planetarium to see that show.
1:30 Explorers of Polynesia - Planetarium Show (no late seating; Planetarium, 45 minutes)
Polynesian voyagers discovered thousands of islands throughout the Pacific ocean in one of the greatest series of explorations in human history.
3:00 Wao Lani: Of Gods and Chiefs (optional)
Self-guided tour of Hawaiian Hall’s third floor. Learn about the lives of the ali'i, chiefly descendants of the gods, and their legacies. You may join the open-to-the-public tour only if there is space available.
*You have until March 15th to visit Bishop Museum at the $9.95 (with kama'aina ID) rate, otherwise the regular kama'aina rate is $12.95. Your name is on a list at the ticket booth, so be sure to mention my name and our class. You must come between 3/1 and 3/15 to receive the reduced ticket price. Don't forget to bring an identification to prove you're a kama'aina. Please note that they are closed on Tuesdays, and their regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I will continue to accept this assignment without penalty while we’re still working on unit two.